Recent Articles in Live Music Shows

How did Salem the Band do as Salem the Cult in Shoreditch?

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Some of these new bands have totally screw-gazey sounds and take on all of these occult belief systems, like: “don’t fuck with our creative process” and “no, thank you, I don’t want 10% in return for your ownership of all of my work.” Salem (S4lem!), is definitely one of these devil mongers of individuality and they just played in a big-ole church in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London. So how did it go?

28 Nov 2010 | More

On Friday I Woke Up to Food Stamps

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2leikmWGLms Saturday morning I woke up like a child, I wanted toys, stupid silly things, but Friday; Friday was the …Read the Rest

21 Nov 2010 | 1 comment | More

Chapel Club Betrayed by the Sound Engineer at Littlefield, CMJ 2010 10.21.10

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London’s Chapel Club played a short set at Littlefield in the Gowanus in good ole Brooklyn. The venue with its low stage seemed very intimate.

21 Oct 2010 | More

Robbers on High Street: Our Brooklyn Beatles Fix at Cameo, Night 3, CMJ 2010, 10.21.10

Robbers on High Street gave us our Brooklyn-edged Beatles fix at the new unveiling of Cameo Gallery, a Williamsburg labyrinth …Read the Rest

21 Oct 2010 | 4 comments | More

CMJ Preview: Anti-CMJ Shows (All’s Fair in Love, War and Rock and Roll)

The typical metaphor for competitive interaction between a large and established, and small and nimble, entity is the battle between David and …Read the Rest

19 Oct 2010 | 3 comments | More

CMJ Preview: Soars

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For those who may have missed their record release party, Soars return to NYC for CMJ Music Marathon 2010 next week. Don’t miss this band that’s fast become one of Sentimentalist Magazine’s current favorites.

14 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More

!!! and Lee Fields at Jelly Pool Party, 8.15.10

On a gloomy Sunday in Brooklyn, they came out to dance, and they came in droves, despite the depressing weather and 40% chance of precipitation. They were told that if they danced really hard in the rain, it would feel good.

21 Aug 2010 | 2 comments | More

Soars at Glasslands, Brooklyn, 8.13.10

There are few reasons to show up anywhere on time: doctor appointments, appearances before a judge, alternate side parking of your car and funerals.

The reasons to show up early are even more scarce: a hot date or a good opening band.

Last night, Friday the 13th, I had both a hot date and a chance to see Soars play live an early set at Glasslands.

14 Aug 2010 | 1 comment | More

Northside Festival on Saturday: Liars and Fucked Up at Newtown Barge Park, Brooklyn, Parenthetical Girls at Coco 66

Liars play each show as if it’s their last and never disappoint, and if you’ve caught them live this year, you might say they’ve become a sisterhood of sorts (yes, the title of their latest album, Sisterworld, says all).

28 Jun 2010 | More

Northside Festival On Friday: Fiery Furnaces, Woom, John Mulaney

We saw Woom (say woom woom WooM WOOM with me), John Mulaney, one of the funniest comedians around and Fiery Furnaces, who lit up the crowd (and all those other puns). Click through for the full report and more videos.

27 Jun 2010 | 1 comment | More